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Grateful Dead Live at Pittsburgh Civic Arena on 1973-09-24




Set 1

The Promised Land
Sugaree
Jack Straw
They Love Each Other
Mexicali Blues
Loose Lucy
Looks Like Rain
Row Jimmy
Big River
China Cat Sunflower ->
I Know You Rider
Around And Around

Set 2

Ramble On Rose
El Paso
Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo
Greatest Story Ever Told
China Doll
Truckin' ->
Nobody's Fault But Mine ->
Jam ->
Eyes Of The World * ->
Weather Report Suite Prelude ->
Weather Report Suite Part ->
Let It Grow *
Sugar Magnolia *

*with Martin Fierro & Joe Ellis on horns


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Pittsburgh Civic Arena
Location Pittsburgh, PA

Source Matrix mix (SBD/AUD)
Transferred by Kevin Tobin and Jamie Waddell

Notes

SBD1
SBD: MR>R@7 1/2 ips(JG)>R@ 7 1/2 ips.(WB)>CD

Please note that this soundboard portion is still only a partial but includes 8 more songs than have previously circulated which include China Cat Sunflower, I Know You Rider, Around and Around, Ramble On Rose, complete Weather Report Suite and Sugar Magnolia. So this, like the Cottsman compilation is an SBD\AUD mixture, but with the addition of the GEM audience is not only more complete but overall sounds much better.

This soundboard was also edited and mastered by Jamie Waddell on the GEMS Edit Station

Big Thanks to Matt Smith for sharing his cd's of this amazing recording.
Per Matt "Have no idea why the mixing issues in the beginning. However, what a fantastic jam!! Nice 'China Doll' as well!!'

Patch Audio Source Information
SBD2 (shnid=5839)
Source: Unknown generation soundboard > PCM > DAT > WAV > SHN

DAT > WAV > SHN: Dan Stephens (dms@well.com)
Tascam DA-20mkII > SBLive! (48-44.1) > WAV > MKW Audio Compression Tool
compiled by Dan Stephens 10/06/2001

NOTE: Special thanks to Peter Braverman for diggin into his vault and finding this for me - there was a bit of a difference between this source and what was used from it on the Cottsman compilation.

AUD1 (shnid=95729)
MAR>R>CD

Edited and Mastered by Jamie Waddell on the GEMS Edit Station

A GEMS production -+-+- www.shnflac.net -+-+-

Notes
- Big Thanks to Matt Smith for sharing his cd's of this candelario audience.
- Patches and post production work performed by Kevin Tobin as part of the matrix\dts project using this show. Trac'ed Cdwave Flac'ed level 8 TLH

Per Matt Smith:
This is not in the vault. DL even looked at the box and told me. There may be one more reel gen but unless Kidd owns the master(s) Jerry(Debbie) had it as well as other AUDS Kidd did.

AUD2\SBD3 (shnid=11620)
Source 1: AUD>MR>?>CD>EAC>SHN
Source 2: SBD>MR>?>PCM>D>CD>EAC>SHN
Source 3: SBD>MR>?>CD>EAC>SHN (Mexicali Blues only)

The audience recording is of decent quality for the era (though frequently oversaturated), and the SBD portions are only very slightly degraded. Sound Forge was used for pitch corrections, patching, and to remove many crackles that were present on the SBD portions. Some circulating copies of this show may have a BIODTL after Greatest Story, and a WRS from a degraded SBD. Both of these portions are actually from the 10-21-73 SBD, though, and have been corrected for this shn set.

The audience recording supplies:
--Promised Land through TLEO
--China Cat through Half Step
--WRS-->Sugar Magnolia

Notes:
--many songs are missing the first few notes on the audience portions because of taper conservation; all such cuts are minor
--minor splice at beginning of Jack Straw, probably due to an accidental pause
--splice in China Cat @ 5:50
--dropout @ 6:12 in China Cat
--minor cut at the end of Half Step
--spice @ 6:15 in Sugar Magnolia

part of The Music Never Stopped Project 2002

Thanks to Michael Dixon, Alan Fink, & Dan Stephens
edits/encoding by JCotsman

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- Mixed by kevtobin@yahoo.com
- FLAC conversion 11-NOV-2008
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Audio Patches:

1) The soundboard portion is still only a partial but includes 8 more songs than have previously circulated which include China Cat Sunflower, I Know You Rider, Around and Around, Ramble On Rose, complete Weather Report Suite and Sugar Magnolia.

2) Promised Land, Sugaree, Jack Straw and They Love Each Other come from AUD1 source.

3) At the beginning of Promised Land, 58.634 seconds were missing from the AUD1 source and was filled in with audio from the AUD2 source. The first notes of Promised Land are missing.

4) Mexicali Blues uses SBD3 source which is a little hissy.

5) Loose Lucy, Looks Like Rain, Row Jimmy and Big River come from SBD2 source (thank you Peter).

6) Between Looks Like Rain and Row Jimmy, 0.556 seconds were missing from the SBD2 source and was filled in with audio from the AUD1 source.

7) Equipment\Tuning, China Cat Sunflower, I Know You Rider, Around And Around and Ramble On Rose come from SBD1 source.

8) El Paso and Mississippi Halfstep come from AUD1 source

9) The rest of the show (Greatest Story, China Doll, Truckin', Nobody's Fault But Mine, Eyes of the World, Weather Report Suite and Sugar Magnolia come from the SBD1 source.

10) Between Mississippi Halfstep and Greatest Story, 2 minute and 35.313 seconds were missing from the SBD1 source and was filled in with audio from the SBD2 source. This includes the first 1 minute and 24 seconds of Greatest Story.

11) 4 minutes and 59 seconds into Eyes Of The World, 1 minute and 30.913 seconds were missing from the SBD1 source and was filled in with audio from the SBD2 source.

12) 6 minutes and 35 seconds into Sugar Magnolia, 2 minute and 07.549 seconds were missing from the SBD1 source and was filled in with audio from the AUD2 source.

13) Timing of this project was difficult due to the differnce in the various sources. The AUD1 source was used a reference due to its lineage and consistency. SBD1 was slightly faster at .5% or .2 seconds per minute, SBD2 was slightly slower at .5% or .2 seconds per minute and AUD2\SBD3 was all over the board but mostly slower.

Reviews

Reviewer: PopsEmeraldcity - - July 29, 2015
Subject: 7/29/16
I was attending college in Pittsburgh and went to this show.....Doug Sahm was the intro band...good show, not the best I have seen but the set list is good.
Reviewer: JamsOnly - - March 26, 2015
Subject: Very Nice, Spin It
Highlights: Let It Grow
Reviewer: micah6vs8 - - September 25, 2014
Subject: A Real Good Time
Gotta put this one into the rotation for a while.
Reviewer: GermanShepherd - - March 6, 2013
Subject: Truckin' Peakin'
Nice version of Truckin' without being ruined by those goddamn horns.
Reviewer: feather0926 - - September 24, 2010
Subject: from the promised land to the sugar magnolia
And everything in between. A great show plus awesome sound a 5* all the way.
Reviewer: Garrick III - - April 8, 2010
Subject: blow(n) Away (' A Drifter and Dreamer)...")
WOW, GREAT SOUND, ONE OF BEST SO FAR, ANDD 'THE BOYS' ISSSSS ONNNNNN. Adcvice.... 'Turn it up to 11-!!~!
grrckIII
Reviewer: spacecowboy - - November 17, 2008
Subject: Beyond Good
The sound quality is sick and the boys are in the zone. I love this show!
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